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Cock. Puss. Ass.
“Bad Words” premiered at the SXSW (South-by-Southwest) event in Austin this week and these limited posters are being handed out at the festival.
Jason Bateman stars and makes his directorial debut in this film. It also stars Allison Janney (“The West Wing”), Philip Baker Hall (“Magnolia”), Ben Falcone (“Bridesmaids”) and Rohan Chand (“Homefront”).
The film is about Guy Trilby, a grown adult using a loophole in the rules to win the Golden Quill National Spelling Bee from young children.
So what’s about the posters? Well, these characters aren’t in the movie and didn’t make the final cut. But, the animals perfectly describe the main character as cock, puss and ass.
Check out the posters below.
Source: Focus Features
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- Gig Patta
Oscar-winning actor who died in February remembered by film industry at Academy Awards ceremony
• Xan Brooks liveblogs the ceremony
• Full list of winners as they're announced
The Oscars paid tribute to Philip Seymour Hoffman, the Oscar-winning actor who died last year – devoting part of its traditional In Memoriam section to the actor whose death at the age of 46 shocked the film world.
Hoffman won the best actor award for his performance as Truman Capote in the 2005 biopic of the celebrated writer, and had three best supporting actor nominations for Charlie Wilson's War, Doubt and The Master. He was one of the most widely praised actors of his generation, creating startling performances for some of America's most acclaimed directors, including Todd Solondz (Happiness), Paul Thomas Anderson (Boogie Nights, Magnolia, The Master) and the Coen brothers (The Big Lebowski). He also shone in Anthony Minghella's The Talented Mr Ripley and George Clooney »
- Andrew Pulver
In this directorial debut from E.L. Katz, Healy plays a freshly fired family man named Craig who, together with an old acquaintance portrayed by Ethan Embry, is convinced to undertake ever crazier challenges for money by a rich couple (David Koechner and Sara Paxton). We don’t want to say too much more but we can confirm that Healy’s character undergoes all manner of mental and physical trials, including getting a »
- Clark Collis
In 2014, the week leading up to and including Academy Awards Sunday is packed with events, parties, pampering salons and luxury suites, so much so that Hollywood A-listers, nominees and influencers — who are, naturally, invited to everything — will need scorecards to keep track of it all. The good news about most of the fetes is that they are giving back, with charity elements fully integrated into the extravaganzas. Here’s our take on the stops along the way that make this week in Hollywood so uniquely over the top.
(This story will be updated with more parties and events as details are confirmed.)
Tuesday, Feb. 25
Bulgari ‘Decades Of Glamour’ Oscar Party
Where: Soho House
Who’s expected: Host Naomi Watts and her fabulous friends
Why you don’t want to miss it: Drool over Bulgari’s blingiest jewels and find a statement piece to wear to Sunday’s awards.
Oscar Celebrates: »
- Jenny Peters
When Cameron Crowe was casting Almost Famous, he knew he'd found his Lester Bangs before Philip Seymour Hoffman even entered the picture. "He was a forceful presence with a big heart," the filmmaker tells Rolling Stone as part of our new cover story on the actor, who was found dead February 2nd of an apparent heroin overdose. "Both those things collided magnificently in Lester and in Phil."
What lead you to cast Hoffman as Lester Bangs?
Writing the part of Lester »
Today’s film is the 1995 short The Fifteen Minute Hamlet. The film is directed by Todd Louiso, who also co-wrote the screenplay with Michael Goldberg and Ethan Tucker, adapting it from the Tom Stoppard play, and stars Austin Pendleton, Paul Ben-Victor, and Philip Seymour Hoffman. After an illustrious career that included performances in films such as The Master, Synecdoche, New York, Capote, Almost Famous, and Magnolia, Hoffman was found dead last weekend. Sound on Sight’s weekend spotlight is on the performer, and the articles can be found here.
- Deepayan Sengupta
I still remember the first time I saw Philip Seymour Hoffman. It was in Paul Thomas Anderson’s Magnolia, and I was 13 years old. Already, I’d been bitten by the film bug, and that bite had driven me to pursue films that my friends had no interest in seeing. As such, I wouldn’t come to see Magnolia until it had been released on VHS. I recall the captivating presence of the actor: this pudgy, baritone man. The heart he put into his role, and the fascinating sincerity with which he played a simple male nurse attending a dying man. I never forgot him.
While much has been made of Mr. Hoffman’s more lauded roles in the wake of his recent death, his turns as Truman Capote (Capote) or Lancaster Dodd (The Master), for example, it’s easy to forget that this is a man who has been »
- Mike Worby
What more can be said about Philip Seymour Hoffman, especially in the wake of his terribly tragic, premature death? He was perhaps the finest actor of his generation, he was deeply loved in his community, and he was a partner and father. At only 46, his death was deeply felt by so many people. The subtle and even more tragic irony is that his work frequently had the same effect.
In the days after his death, it seemed everyone was choosing their favorite performance or scene of his. There’s the combative rock journalist in Almost Famous, or the slimy personal assistant in The Big Lebowski, the megalomaniac complex and manipulative leader in The Master, but the characters that so frequently stand out are the ones he portrayed while working with Paul Thomas Anderson. They were just one of those great director-actor teams; Anderson seemed to so deeply understand who Hoffman »
On Sunday, February 8th, 2014, Philip Seymour Hoffman died at the untimely age of 46 in his New York City apartment. It was a piece of news that carried a variance in reaction and response, due to circumstance and of course timing. There can be no doubting that the primary emotion was shock; Hoffman joined the likes of Heath Ledger, River Phoenix, and James Dean as part of a club of actors who passed on before their time and left behind a towering legacy as well as a pall of resonant sadness. An actor leaving us is the most strange of phenomenon. As participants of travails into escapism, they form an emotional and cathartic bond with us, touching ours souls, making their demise far more powerful, far more sorely felt, than anyone else save friends or family. Through their on-screen journeys and the connections they make with the film fan, they truly become friends or family. »
- Scott Patterson
Welcome back for another installment from Brady Riann, Moviefone's teenage correspondent. You'll get reviews and insights into the world of film -- from a teenage perspective.
Only recently have I recognized the brilliance of movies, and it was quite recent that I decided that I wanted to be a filmmaker. One of the foundational inspirations for my love of film was Phillip Seymour Hoffman; Hoffman was one of American cinema's most intelligent and diverse performers. He spent more than twenty years (longer than my own life) building an impactful body of work that most artists could only dream of. Sadly, we will be seeing the last pieces of that beautiful career in the next two years.
The first time I saw Hoffman was in 2005's "Capote," in which he portrayed the brilliant author of the novel "In Cold Blood." I was ten when at the time; I had no idea »
- Brady Riann
He could be anyone, he ennobled the underdog, he never met a challenge he couldn’t surpass. These are all things that were said about Philip Seymour Hoffman throughout his career, and their chorus got louder this week following his tragic death. There’s no doubt that he was a towering presence in cinema. There’s also no doubt that articulating his best performance is a perplexing task. After all, if an actor can be dozens of different people, what ground do you judge each of them on? A challenge, yes, but with it in mind we put the entirety of his career to our panel of writers, asking simply: what is Philip Seymour Hoffman’s best performance? Their answers (and a place for your own) can be found below. Magnolia Landon Palmer: Paul Thomas Anderson said that he wanted his audience to get to know somebody resembling the real Philip Seymour Hoffman when he cast the »
- FSR Staff
The Berlin International Film Festival has added special screenings to commemorate the deaths of actors Philip Seymour Hoffman and Maximilian Schell. The festival will present a special screening of "Capote" at the CinemaxX 6 on Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at 9.00 pm. "Capote" had screened in competition at the festival in 2006. Hoffman also made his way to the festival for Richard Kwietniowski’s "Owning Mahowny," Spike Lee’s "25th Hour," Anthony Minghella’s "The Talented Mr. Ripley" and Paul Thomas Anderson’s "Magnolia," which won the Golden Bear. In honor of Maximilian Schell, the festival will present his film "Meine Schwester Maria" (My Sister Maria). This screening will be showing at the Urania Filmbühne Berlin on February 9, 2014 at 3.00 pm. In the film, Schell reflects on his relationship with his sister. Schell's documentary "Marlene," about Marlene Dietrich, was screened in the Competition in 1984. He returned to the Competition as an actor in Jeroen Krabbé’s. »
- Peter Knegt
The biopic, for which Hoffman won the Golden Globe and Oscar for Best Actor, will be screened at the CinemaxX 6 on Feb 11 at 9pm.
Hoffman also appeared in other films that screened at the Berlinale, such as Richard Kwietniowski’s Owning Mahowny (Panorama 2003); Spike Lee’s 25th Hour (Competition 2003); Anthony Minghella’s The Talented Mr. Ripley; and Paul Thomas Anderson’s Magnolia, winner of the Golden Bear in 2000.
In memory of actor and director Maximilian Schell, who died on Feb 1, producers Margit Chuchra (mm-production), Dieter Pochlatko (Epo) and Werner Schweizer (Dschoint Ventschr) are presenting his film Meine Schwester Maria (My Sister Maria) in collaboration with the »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Michael Rosser)
To celebrate the life of Hoffman, the festival will screen Bennett Miller’s “Capote” at the CinemaxX 6 on Feb. 11 at 9.00 P.M. local time. Hoffman received a Golden Globe and an Oscar for his perf in the film, which played in the Berlinale Competition in 2006.
Hoffman also appeared in other films at the Berlinale, such as Richard Kwietniowski’s “Owning Mahowny” (Panorama, 2003), Spike Lee’s “25th Hour” (Competition, 2003), Anthony Minghella’s “The Talented Mr. Ripley,” and Paul Thomas Anderson’s “Magnolia,” which won the Golden Bear.
In memory of actor and director Schell, producers Margit Chuchra (mm-production), Dieter Pochlatko (Epo) and Werner Schweizer (Dschoint Ventschr) are presenting his film “Meine Schwester Maria” (My Sister Maria), in collaboration with the festival and the German Film Academy. »
- Leo Barraclough
Magnolia Pictures has acquired U.S. distribution rights, VOD and home entertainment rights to "Life Itself," the documentary based on Roger Ebert's autobiography which recently premiered at the Sundance Film Festival. Directed by Steve James ("Hoop Dreams"), the film was previously acquired by CNN Films for broadcast. Magnolia said they are considering a summer release, followed by an exclusive broadcast on CNN later this year, a similar release strategy as the one the two companies collaborated on for the successful release of "Blackfish" last year. "Roger Ebert gets the tribute he deserves with 'Life Itself,'" Magnolia President Eamonn Bowles said in a statement. "Steve James has done a beautiful job capturing Roger's complexity and energy in a loving but wonderfully clear-eyed portrait." Read More: Roger Ebert's Widow Reveals That the Critic Wanted Philip Seymour Hoffman to Play Him in a Film James said, "Magnolia is the »
- Paula Bernstein
It is one indicator of how masterful an actor the late Philip Seymour Hoffman was that he could make onscreen phone conversations riveting. From Happiness to Almost Famous to Magnolia and beyond, Hoffman shined in scenes where he was the only one in the room — raging, begging, mumbling, or cursing an invisible party. Revisit some of these moments with us. »
- Abraham Riesman
The Tuesday episode brings with it DVD and Blu-ray news, as always, along with discussion over the death of Philip Seymour Hoffman, talking about the Super Bowl and specifically the first trailer for Transformers: Age of Extinction and as well as answering a lot of your questions we present not just the normal batch of three games, but we also play our new quote game as well as a Philip Seymour Hoffman edition of Watch This or Watch That. If you are on Twitter, we have a Twitter account dedicated to the podcast at @bnlpod. Give us a follow won'tchac I want to remind you that you can call in and leave us your comments, thoughts, questions, etc. directly on our Google Voice account, which you can call and leave a message for us at (925) 526-5763, which may be even easier to remember at (925) 5-bnl-pod. Just call, leave us a »
- Brad Brevet
Exclusive: Rachel McAdams has signed with Wme. The actress comes into the agency fold after starring most recently in the untitled Cameron Crowe film with Emma Stone, Bradley Cooper and Bill Murray, and after starring in the Anton Corbjin-directed A Most Wanted Man, the adaptation of the John Le Carre novel that stars Philip Seymour Hoffman, Robin Wright, Daniel Bruhl and Willem Dafoe. McAdams, who had been without an agent since leaving UTA last April, continues to be managed by Shelley Browning at Magnolia. »
- MIKE FLEMING JR
In two decades of faultless performances, Philip Seymour Hoffman proved that his particular talent was to take thwarted, twisted humanity and ennoble it
The day after the premiere of Paul Thomas Anderson's 2012 film The Master, I was interviewing the director in the upstairs ballroom of a Venice hotel when Philip Seymour Hoffman walked past our table. The windows were flung open and the place was bathed with light, and the big, rangy actor bounced by gracefully, like a golden lion walking on air. "Phil's actually a really good dancer," Anderson confided, referencing the parlour routine in the middle of The Master, when the title character performs a jig with his nubile acolytes. "You might not think that to look at him, but he seriously is."
- Xan Brooks
I was completely devastated when I heard about Philip Seymour Hoffman's death on Sunday, and I'm having a little trouble writing this article, because part of me still doesn't want to believe he is no longer with us. Like many of you, I've been a huge fan of the actor for a long time, and he starred in some of my favorite movies ever, including Happiness, Magnolia, Punch-drunk Love, and Almost Famous. Cameron Crowe worked with Philip Seymour Hoffman on »
- Jesse Giroux
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